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“Rafael Nadal for sure wins one more Grand Slams – I hope not two,” says Goran Ivanisevic

Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts in his match against Dominic Thiem of Austria during the 'A Day at the Drive' exhibition tournament at Memorial Drive on January 29, 2021 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

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Goran Ivanisevic believes Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will surpass Roger Federer in the Grand Slam race. Djokovic, whose coach is Ivanisevic, won the Australian Open, which was his 18th Major. He is now just two behind his two biggest rivals.

“Now the chase is beginning,” Ivanisevic said. “The chase is there and it’s great. [Novak has] a lot of confidence. Rafa, for sure, is going to win one [more Grand Slam], I hope not two, but I give him one.

“Who knows? They’re unbelievable. They [are] producing better and better tennis every time when you think they [are] gone. The young guns are coming, they are here but these guys are better, one step better in the finals. I don’t know where is the end…

“It’s amazing what they are doing on the court. It’s amazing how they perform in the big matches. I’m waiting for Roger to come back. It’s going to be more interesting to see what is going to happen at Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

“[It] is just great. The race is there. I said a couple [of] years ago [that] Rafa and Novak [are both] going to overtake Roger. I still believe that. I still think so.”


Source: TennisHead


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